Bangalore Metro Phase I to be ready by December 2015

Bangalore (SBC): The Karnataka government has informed the Centre that the work on the Phase I of the Bangalore’s Namma Metro will be completed by December this year.

During the review of Metro project chaired by Urban Development Secretary Madhusudhan Prasad last week, Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) officials informed that the entire network of 42.30 km in Phase I will be completed by December this year of which 38.30 km would be operational for public service and the rest 4 km would be ready for testing and commissioning.

The project has a North-South corridor of 24.20 km between Puttenahalli and Nagasandra and East – West corridor of 18.10 km between Mysuru Road and Baiyyappanahalli. Three Reaches with a total length of 17 km with 16 stations have so far been commissioned.

About 92 per cent of physical and financial progress of the Bengaluru Metro has been reported. During the review meeting, Prasad advised the State to ensure that there are no “time and cost overruns.” He said the infrastructure projects are top priority of the government and they are being monitored by the Prime Minister’s Office.